My! My! How opinions change!
When George Bush was president liberals didn't hesitate to call him every vile name in the book. Now that they have the power they are outraged at any dissent from their policies. Can you say hypocrites? I knew you could.
The reactions of the Dems to many Americans' anger over Obamacare is downright shameful...and frightening. I have never in my life seen a national party actively try to discourage and discredit opposition to its policies. It's one thing for bloggers, columnists, or talking heads to opine on and even diss their ideological opponents, but when actual members of government do it it's alarming.
How dare you Democrats chastise us citizens for speaking our minds!!!! Let me explain something to you people.
The Constitution guarantees freedom of speech to all Americans, not just those on the Left. You senators, representatives, and presidents are sent to Washington to do the will of us, the people. You are not sent there to impose your will on us! Speaking our minds and making our opinions known on the issues of the day isn't only a constitutional right, it's also a duty of citizenship. And part of your duty as our public servants is to listen to, not disparage, our opinions.
The smear campaign against opponents of Obama's health care reform is appalling. During the Bush administration liberals shrilly insisted that dissent was the highest form of patriotism. But now that their Golden Boy is in office criticism of the president and/or his policies is suddenly illegitimate. I'm shocked almost beyond words at liberals' stunning reversal of their admiration for dissent. Oppose Bush and you're a patriot; oppose Obama and you're a racist or a stupid, GOP tool. Gimme a break!
It's time liberals in and out of government accepted the fact they that don't own the right to criticize. Their messiah and everything he does aren't off limits to dissent. Smarmy efforts to delegitimize Obama's critics expose a mile wide fascist streak running through the left side of the political aisle. Surprise, surprise.
The fight against Obamacare is shaping up to be a fight for the right to free speech for all. Being an angry "mob" is our American right. If Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Obama himself are upset by that then they're living in the wrong country. They should catch the next plane to Venezuela or Cuba where only the Left can speak. I'm sure they'll feel completely at home there.